Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese

Once you make this easy recipe for Homemade Macaroni & Cheese, you'll never again reach for a boxed Mac & Cheese. Yes, you're right, making it from scratch does take a little extra time. But honestly, not that much and there is absolutely no comparison in the quality and taste! It's really easy: Add flour to butter and onion. Cook flour for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.  You are basically making a roux and cooking the flour ensures you don't have an unpleasant "raw" … [Read more...]

BLT with Cheese Focaccia Sandwich

Focaccia Sandwich

A couple of weeks ago I was craving Focaccia Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip it in. I knew I had all the ingredients on hand so I decided to whip up a batch.  The problem, if that's what you want to call it...lol...is the recipe makes two loaves. Our son was home for his vacation, though, so I knew I would have no trouble using both loaves. The first loaf I cut into small triangles and set out with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. I would usually put the … [Read more...]

Tuna Melts Recipe

Tuna Melts

I have made Tuna Melts for as long as I can remember. They are perfect for a quick-lunch, a snack or even paired with a salad as a light dinner. When my kiddos were little and I would ask them what they wanted for dinner, they most often would respond with Tuna Melts.  In fact, even though they are no longer little, they still love to eat these delicious and easy to make open-face sandwiches. There are probably hundreds of variations of this easy recipe "out there" on the web. Mine is … [Read more...]

Vegetable and Cheddar Frittata

Frittata

Let me paint you a picture.  I am pretty sure you will recognize this picture, most of us have been there at one time or another.  It's 5:30 PM, everyone has just arrived home after a long day of...work, school, endless appointments, soccer practice, ballet or whatever, and "everyone" is hungry.  You go to the fridge, hoping by some miracle of miracles that something suitable for dinner has appeared, but there is not a dinner worthy item in sight. You go to the fridge, hoping by some miracle … [Read more...]

Spinach and Bacon Mason Jar Salad w/Poppy Seed Dressing

Spinach and Bacon Mason Jar Salad

I love having some of these made up in advance and tucked away in the refrigerator. They are so easy and let's face it...they're pretty darn cute too! Spinach and Bacon Mason Jar Salad  ~ Summer is almost here and that means everyone is spending lots of time outdoors, having fun. No one wants to make complicated, labour intensive meals. We all want something delicious, but it also must be no muss and no fuss to prepare. Check out the yummy layers of dressing, red onion, bacon, … [Read more...]

Caprese Salad

Caprese-Salad

Want to wow your guests? Make a Caprese Salad! Caprese Salad is without a doubt one of the easiest and most impressive dishes you will ever make. It is so simple! Because of the salad's simplicity, you want to make sure your ingredients are top-notch. This isn't the place to use out of season tomatoes, cheap olive oil and bargain mozzarella. The ingredients need to stand on their own and should be of the highest quality. Use the freshest ingredients you can find. I purchased these … [Read more...]

Visit to the Winter Market and Lunch With My Sisters

Winter-Market

Here on the east coast of Canada, our winters are always very, very long. Unless you are an avid outdoor activities enthusiast, it is often difficult to find something fun or interesting to do. I love going to our local Farmer's Markets in the summer months and now our neighbouring community has started a winter market too! The market is located inside one of the large greenhouses at Cedarcrest Gardens.  I thought this was such a fabulous use of a greenhouse the would otherwise, for the most … [Read more...]

Oven Subs are Delicious & Simple to Prepare

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My husband first made these delicious Oven Subs several years ago, I have been hooked ever since!  We will often have them on a Friday or Saturday evening when we are looking for a simple meal that requires minimal preparation and time. One of my favourite things about these is the ability to customize the sandwich to suit each person's individual tastes and wants. I am not a big meat eater, so I always make mine a "veggie" sub, my husband on the other hand is a meat lover,  he always … [Read more...]

Lunch Box Tips & Tricks From a Registered Dietitian!

Lunch Box Tips

I recently had the opportunity to get some lunch box tips from dietitian Anne Marie Armstrong. Anne Marie is a registered dietitian with Atlantic Superstores and a mother of two.  She liaises with stores across the Atlantic region, providing nutrition tips and answering customers' questions about healthier eating. With "back to school" in full swing, it was great to be able to pick her brain and get the low down on bagged lunches from a dietitians point of view.  Anne Marie was able to … [Read more...]

Bizarre Dinnertime Ritual = Salmon Cakes ~ {Recipe}

salmon cakes

A couple of days ago at about 4:30 pm, I had my head in the cupboard, then in the fridge and then back to the cupboard with a desperate trip to the deep freeze thrown in.  What was I doing?  Many of you may know and quite possibly have also have taken part in this bizarre behaviour;  it is called "what are we going to have for dinner?" … [Read more...]